Urban Art

Philip Morgan

United Kingdom

Urban Art, Street Art


Philip Morgan
Philip Morgan
United Kingdom
November 21, 2014
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Philip Phil Morgan is an illustrator from Cardiff, South Wales. He is a self-taught artist with bold and colorful illustration style, with often added a touch of humor.

As this artist says, skateboarding has a huge influence on his work but so does his love for music. Morgan grew up skateboarding from the age of eight years old and he used to play bass in a band when he was younger. That experience changed completely his outlook on life. He does not play anymore but likes to pick up his guitar now and then, in the same way as he likes to go out riding a board.

Skateboarding actually got him back into his art about recently when he designed a bunch of skate graphics for his friend’s skate company called Crayon Skateboards. It was a dream of his to see one day his art on a wizz plank.

Morgan tries to add a lot of humor in his illustrations which reflects what type of person he is. He would describe his illustrations as characteristic with a lot of work based on fixed shapes, bold colors and strong lines.

Phil’s illustration work has been featured in magazines, on websites and has been used for t-shirt designs. Phil has also created adverts and designed skateboard graphics as well as having his work published in The Washington Post.

He is also a part of a group of artists the Human Pyramids Collective.

Philip Morgan lives and works in Cardiff.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
20142014 SWYDSWYD Tattoo & Barber Shop, CardiffGroup
2014Salad DaysThe Modern Alchemist Gallery, CardiffGroup
2014Secret Sevens Record Store Day ExhibitionMother, LondonGroup
2014Illustrate Wales ExhibitionPenarth Pier Pavilion, UKGroup
2014Chilled Air Group Group Art ExhibitionThink Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USAGroup
2014Kingswell Gallery X Society 6 Public Image Group Art ExhibitionKingswell Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2014Wales Millennium Centre Car Park MuralCardiff Bay, CardiffSolo
2014Cockney Rhyming Slang Group Art ExhibitionThe Lauriston, Victoria Park, Hackney, LondonGroup
2013Looking Sideways71A Gallery, Shoreditch, LondonGroup
2013You are InvitedPenarth, South Wales, UKSolo
2013Belly Kids Magic Book Of NightmaresScawfell Street Gallery, LondonGroup
2013Art In The WarehouseMilgi Bar, Cardiff, UKGroup
2013Girls, Girls, GirlsUrban Outfitters, CardiffGroup
2013Friends Stick TogetherLos Angeles, California, USAGroup
2013Urban OutfittersCardiff, UKSolo
2013Monsters ClubBristol, UKGroup
2013Belly Kids Ancient egyptian ShowScawfell Street Gallery, LondonGroup
2013Ten Green BottlesThe Bottle Shop, CardiffSolo
2013A to Z Group ShowIslington, LondonGroup
2013Icy CapsSan Jose, CaliforniaGroup
2012Inside The Wolves DenLos Angeles, California, USAGroup
2012BlistersThe Directors Cut for Print Club, LondonGroup
2012Bomb Skate Deck Art ShowLondon, UKGroup
2012Characters Group ShowThe Sho Gallery, Cardiff, UKGroup
2012Boardmasters Looking SidewaysNewquay, CornwallGroup
2011Big Little CityThe Old Library, CardiffGroup